Maggie & Molly

Feb 4, 2023 | 2023 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Lee Juslin, Pets

by Lee Juslin

Maggie and Molly are a bonded pair of miniature Schnauzers. When their humans were no longer able to care for them, they landed in a shelter. The shelter adopted them to a family, but, sadly, the adoption did not work out, and the two pups were returned to the shelter through no fault of their own. The adopters had just lost two dogs, and were simply not ready to adopt. Fortunately, for these two girls, the shelter, thinking they were Westies, then called Elizabeth of Lone Star Westie Rescue, a 501c3, all volunteer rescue. Elizabeth took them in to rescue even though she knew they were not Westies.


Both dogs are under twenty pounds. Maggie is nine and Molly is five. Both have been fully vetted and have no health problems. Schnauzers have a life span similar to Westies, early to mid-teens. Consequently, both dogs, especially as they are healthy, should have lots of life ahead of them.

The girls were not well socialized by their previous owners. They lived for the most part in one room, in crates, and with a nearby pet door to the yard. They went from their crates to the yard and back to the crates with little human interaction. In fact, a family member told rescue that this couple really had no business having dogs.


Understandably, both dogs took some time to adjust to life in a foster home. At first, they were placed in separate foster homes. However, when they were placed together, in the same foster home, they adjusted more quickly. Molly has lived her entire life with Maggie and obviously missed her.

Maggie, according to Elizabeth, is a live wire. She loves to run and play with other dogs and with toys, but she enjoys sitting and cuddling in her human’s lap, too. She tends to growl when she plays, and, although it is a sign of enjoyment and not a fierce growl, it can be scary to someone who doesn’t know her. For this reason, she needs a home with no children. She also needs someone who works at home because she has separation anxiety. Because she is a runner and very fast, she has to have a home with a secure, fenced-in yard.


Maggie has a different demeanor from her sister. She is laid back and easy going. She also loves toys, but is not growly or as active as Maggie. She’s had a dental and been declared in good health by a vet, but she is a bit chunky so encouraging her to play is something her adopted person would need to do.

Molly loves walks, and she is good on a leash. Like Maggie, she also needs a human at home and a fenced-in yard.

The rescue prefers to place these girls together as they are bonded, but if that is not possible, Molly definitely needs another dog to play with. Currently, there is a Cairn in her foster home, and Molly loves playing with him as well as with Maggie.

If you would like to learn more about Lone Star Westie Rescue, volunteer, or make a very welcome financial donation to help dogs like Maggie and Molly, go to their website or FB page.

Remember, breed rescues like Lone Star Westie Rescue, with an all-volunteer staff, depend on financial, tax free donations from individuals as well as support for their fundraising activities.

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Lee Juslin is a free lance copywriter living in North Carolina with her husband, Scott, and her band of misfits: Tarquin, a Wheaten Scottish Terrier, and three handicapped cats. They can be seen on their website: Hampshire Hooligans. She owns I B Dog Gone, a small embroidery business and is the author of the Nurse Frosty books for children and Frosty’s Story: Tales of a Therapy Dog. She supports a number of national and regional terrier rescue organizations.

1 Comment

  1. Lovely girls. I hope they find a together home.


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